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Can anyone recommend exercises that don't worsen stenosis?

LA_runner_chickLLA_runner_chick Posts: 91
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:59 AM in Spinal Stenosis
Has anyone been able to keep up any sort of exercise with stenosis, and if so, what?
I have a pinched nerve at L5/S1. The thing that's both a blessing and a curse is that it doesn't present with any pain, just weakness. I've tried to find exercises to do that won't irritate or worsen it, but because I don't have any pain, I can't tell if until after it's too late.

I keep hearing that a stationary bike is good, but I'd like to find other aerobic/cardio things to do, as well.



  • I tried swimming and it made me worse, same with biking...i used to be into bodybuilding so i know where you're coming from but i havent found anything good yet either :/
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,347
    he/she will be the only one who can provide you with a safe and approved exercise program.

    What you may hear from other members here will only be based on their own personal experiences and should never be taken for medical advice.

    What may work for one person, can cause problems for another.

    Let me put it this way, if you had a serious car problem with your new BMW, would you get advice from someone who works at Dunkin Donuts or would you listen to a trained mechanic from BMW?

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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